Tour du Mont Blanc

 
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Hike through France, Italy, and Switzerland on the Tour du Mont Blanc! The trail circumnavigates Mont Blanc passing through villages and mountain houses. Each night we will stay in a Gite, Rifugio, or Hotel dotted along the path. This is a self-guided tour where each person carries their own gear. Opened to seasoned hikers!

Dates: September 2 - 12, 2019 (not including travel to/from Geneva Airport)

Lodging: Combination of hotels, gites or rifugios (mountain lodges with shared bunk rooms or double occupancy rooms)

Cost: $1400 (Limited to 9 people. $500 deposit to hold your spot)

Steep Grade: 4/5 (Demanding) - Approximately 100 miles

Tentative Schedule (route contingent on confirmation of lodging):

Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 - Arrive in Chamonix - 4-Star Hotel

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 - Bus to Les Houches and the trailhead - Hike about 7 hrs to Chalet CAF des Contamines

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 - Hike about 8 hrs to Auberge Refugio du la Nova in Les Chappieux

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 - Hike about 7.5 hrs to Rifugio Maison Vielle

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 - Hike about 6.5 hrs to Hotel Lavachey

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 - Hike about 6.5 hrs to Hotel Edelweiss

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 - Hike about 5 hrs to Champex Lac - Au Club Alpin (or similar)

Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 - Hike about 5 hrs to Hotel Col de la Forclaz

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 - Hike about 5 hrs to Auberge la Boerne

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 - Hike about 6 hrs. to Chamonix - 4-Star Hotel

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 - Depart Chamonix

Includes:
9 nights lodging listed above (exact lodging contingent on availability)
Breakfast and Dinner while hiking & breakfast in Chamonix
Self-guiding route map
Transport from/to Geneva airport

Does not include:
Lunches on the trail and lunch & dinner in Chamonix
International Airfare to Geneva Airport
Certified guide or porters
Bus transportation (Chamonix to Les Houches - a few dollars)
Gondola rides (optional)
Emergency medical evacuation insurance (required)